time–out

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time–out /ˈtaɪmˈaʊt/ noun
plural time–outs
time–out
/ˈtaɪmˈaʊt/
noun
plural time–outs
Learner's definition of TIME–OUT
: a short period of time during a sports event when the game stops and the players rest or talk to their coach
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: a short period of time when you stop doing something so that you can rest or do something else
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US : a short period of time when a child must sit quietly as punishment for behaving badly
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